2023 Team 91 in College: May 1 Recap

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Big Red champions.

Team 91 2019 Orange faceoff midfielder Angelo Petrakis was red-hot Saturday. The Massapequa alum won 13 of 15 faceoffs and collected nine ground balls to help Cornell to a 14-13 overtime win over Princeton.

The win gave the Big Red the Ivy League’s regular-season title. Petrakis came up clutch for Cornell, winning all six of his fourth-quarter faceoffs in addition to the overtime duel.

Duke 18, Syracuse 15

’20 Crush Brennan O’Neill (St. Anthony’s) once again did that thing where he’s just better than everyone. O’Neill went off for four goals, two assists and two ground balls to help the Blue Devils win the ACC title outright.

’20 Crush Andrew McAdorey (St. Anthony’s) paired two goals with two assists for the Blue Devils. ’20 Crush Aidan Danenza (St. Anthony’s) chipped in a goal, an assist and a ground ball.

’19 Orange defenseman Kenny Brower (Massapequa) caused a turnover and grabbed a ground ball. ’19 Orange LSM Tyler Carpenter (Salisbury, Conn.) snatched up two ground balls.

’22 Smash Joey Spallina (Mount Sinai) finished his phenomenal freshman year with two goals and three assists, giving him a whopping 68 points on the season. ’22 Michael Leo (St. Anthony’s) set up two goals and scored once, while ’20 Crush defenseman Nick Caccamo (Harborfields) caused a turnover. ’22 Smash LSM Dylan Sageder (Mount Sinai) scooped up a ground ball for the Orange.

Brown 11, Dartmouth 9

Have yourself a day, Marcus Wertheim.

The ’22 Smash midfielder by way of Smithtown East capped his freshman campaign at Brown in style. Wertheim recorded his first career hat trick to lead the Bears. Wertheim also doled out a pair of assists and snatched up two ground balls for Brown. He finished his rookie season with eight goals and 10 assists.

’21 Blaze Brandon Ventarola (Trinity-Pawling) set up two goals and grabbed a ground ball for the Big Green.

Yale 14, Harvard 11

’19 White Jared Paquette (West Islip) was brilliant in the Bulldogs’ cage, stuffing 16 shots to help Yale seal up the final spot in the Ivy League tournament.

’21 Blaze Machado Rodriguez (Chaminade) won one of his two faceoff attempts on the day. Rodriguez scooped up the ground ball, sprinted down the field and ripped home a goal to push the Bulldogs to their fifth straight win.

’19 Orange defenseman Mikey Alexander (West Islip) led the defense in front of Paquette with three ground balls and a takeaway.

’19 Orange LSM Greg Campisi (St. Anthony’s) spearheaded the Crimson effort with two takeaways and four ground balls.

Stony Brook 11, Hofstra 10

’19 Orange Blake Behlen (Commack) racked up his fifth straight multi-assist game with a four-helper performance to help the Seawolves land their first CAA tournament berth.

’20 Crush SSDM Dane Reda (Mattituck) took the ball away once for Stony Brook, which also got a ground ball from ’22 Smash Sean Carlo (Wantagh).

Lehigh 15, Loyola 9

’19 Orange Justin Tiernan (Glenn) blasted home his 10th hat trick of the season and dished out three assists to help the Mountain Hawks seal up the No. 3 seed in the Patriot League playoffs.

’19 Orange John Sidorski (East Islip) set up two goals and scored two of his own to go with two ground balls. ’19 Orange Christian Mulé (Half Hollow Hills West) tallied twice and added an assist for the Mountain Hawks.

Saint Joseph’s 17, High Point 11

’19 White defenseman Alex Keener (Bethpage) snared two ground balls and took the ball away once as the Hawks clinched the Atlantic 10 regular-season outright title.

’19 White Shawn Wolf (Bellport) grabbed a ground ball for Saint Joseph’s, which won its fifth straight game.

Navy 12, Bucknell 9

’20 Crush Xavier Arline (Shoreham-Wading River) was uncoverable for the Midshipmen. The dual-sport standout tallied four goals, handed out two assists and grabbed two ground balls in Navy’s win.

’22 Smash Jack Flaherty (Chaminade) contributed a ground ball for Navy.

Penn 14, Albany 11
Binghamton 15, Albany 11

’21 Blaze lefty sniper Matt Keegan (Sachem North) broke out the hats for the NINTH time this season with a hat trick, an assist and two ground balls. ’18 Extreme defenseman Max Verch (Syosset) snared three ground balls and added a caused turnover for the Bearcats.

’22 Smash defenseman Max Neeson (Pottsgrove, Pa.) caused a pair of turnovers and grabbed three ground balls for the Great Danes against the Quakers. ’22 Smash Alex Pfeiffer (Sachem North) snapped home a pair of goals.

Neeson followed it up with a ground ball and a takeaway, while Pfeiffer chipped in a ground ball against the Bearcats.

Marist 29, Quinnipiac 19

’21 Blaze defenseman Aiden McCaffrey (Comsewogue) recorded three takeaways and three ground balls to fuel the Red Foxes in the first round of the MAAC playoffs.

Providence 12, St. John’s 11

’21 Blaze Chris Simonton (Ward Melville) had a ground ball to help the Friars come away with the overtime win.

’19 Orange goalie Kyle Munson (Calhoun) played the game of his life for the Johnnies, making a whopping 23 saves to go with an insane six ground balls and three takeaways. ’20 Crush defenseman Jack Schirtzer (Mount Sinai) took the ball away twice and grabbed two ground balls for St. John’s.

Siena 13, Sacred Heart 11

’20 Crush defenseman Trevor Marsala (Mount Sinai) helped the Saints run by the Pioneers in the first round of the MAAC tournament with three takeaways and four ground balls.

’21 Ambush Ryan McCarthy (Northport) tallied twice, grabbed two ground balls and set up a goal in the win.

Maryland 14, Rutgers 11

’18 Extreme LSM Ethan Rall, who recently earned second-team All-Big Ten honors, racked up three ground balls and two caused turnovers for the Scarlet Knights. ’19 Orange James Ringer (Bayport-Blue Point) tallied once for Rutgers.

Vermont 11, UMBC 7

’20 Crush Jayson Tingue (Bay Shore) made a whopping 15 saves to go with a ground ball for the Retrievers.

Utah 18, Queens 6

’20 Orange defenseman Colby Suglia (Mattituck) snatched up a pair of ground balls and caused a turnover for Queens.

Division II
Dominican 11, Felician 6

Georgian Court 17, Dominican 11

’19 White Billy Gordon (St. Anthony’s) had a monster week for the Chargers. He opened it up with four goals, one assist and four ground balls in the win over Felician. Gordon followed it up with two goals, three assists, four ground balls and a pair of caused turnovers against Georgian Court.

Saint Anselm 15, Pace 12

’21 Ambush Danny Zabbia (Half Hollow Hills West) ripped home four goals and grabbed four ground balls.

Limestone 22, Wingate 15

’19 White Marc Cottage (Smithtown West) scored once and had an assist for the Bulldogs.

Mercy 24, Molloy 10

’19 White Christian Michaels (Kings Park) stopped 12 shots and grabbed a ground ball for the Lions.

Division III

Farmingdale State 20, Purchase 4

’18 Extreme Robbie Varello (Smithtown East) continued his great play of late with four goals, three assists and a takeaway as the Rams recorded their program-best since joining Division III 13th win.

’18 Extreme Jake Wandle (Rocky Point) had two goals, an assist and a takeaway for Farmingdale.

Cortland 22, Oswego State 5
Cortland 20, Plattsburgh 9

The Red Dragons’ defense was buzzing over both games, with the ’21 Ambush pairing of Logan Schanars (Half Hollow Hills East) and Conner Gallagher (Northport) leading the charge. Schanars had a ground ball against Oswego and three ground balls and two caused turnovers against Plattsburgh. Gallagher had two ground balls against Oswego and two caused turnovers and a ground balls against Plattsburgh.

’21 Ambush Sam Rothman (Half Hollow Hills East) chipped in a ground ball in both games while also adding an assist against Plattsburgh.

Fairleigh Dickinson 18, Lycoming 12

’21 Ambush defenseman Aidan Bonn (Huntington) had a monster game for FDU, coming away with two caused turnovers, six ground balls and an assist.

Hartwick 25, Medaille 2

’20 Varsity defenseman Nick Cacciola (Shoreham-Wading River) picked up a ground ball in Hartwick’s win.

DeSales 21, Wilkes 1
Wilkes 11, King’s 9

’20 Orange Matthew Warns (Mattituck) combined for seven ground balls and two caused turnovers for Wilkes.